Swedish Massage is the most common massage modality. It’s Relaxation Massage. It’s done with a light or medium pressure. It combines Effleurage (long strokes ) and Petrissage (kneading/grasping strokes). It brings Oxygen into the blood, decreases muscle toxins, and improves circulation and flexibility. We have 60 minutes, 75 minutes, 90 minutes, and 2 Hour Swedish Massage treatments. Couples Swedish Massage is $180 for 60 minutes. It’s the perfect massage for Honeymooners! You’ll be relaxed and ready to enjoy your Honeymoon or vacation!
Swedish massage was developed by a Swedish physiologist, Henri Peter Ling at the University of Stockholm in 1812. It’s a medium, yet gentle pressure that improves circulation and flexibility and eases muscle tension.
- Long, Gliding Strokes-Effleurage
- Kneading of Individual Muscles-Petrissage
- Hacking or Tapping
Swedish Massage main purpose is to increase oxygen movement in the blood (bringing oxygen to the tissues of the body) and releasing toxins from the muscle tissues. It flushes out lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation and decreases blood pressure. Swedish Massage moves the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. It stimulates the skin and calms the nervous system (literally calming the nerves). It reduces stress for the emotional and physical body and is recommended for stress management. It’s commonly used as preventative-medicine on healthy individuals as well as on the sick and elderly. If it’s your first massage this is the best modality for you!